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  • Summary: BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the newest installment in the storied BlazBlue franchise and stands alone as the pinnacle of next gen 2D fighters! Like a well-timed 2D punch, BlazBlue: Central Fiction bashes massive amounts of content and innovation into one slick title that hits hard and keepsBlazBlue: Central Fiction is the newest installment in the storied BlazBlue franchise and stands alone as the pinnacle of next gen 2D fighters! Like a well-timed 2D punch, BlazBlue: Central Fiction bashes massive amounts of content and innovation into one slick title that hits hard and keeps the pummeling steady! Prepare yourself for a brand new story, new characters, levels, modes, system mechanics and more! Choose from over 33 unimaginable fighters as you battle for 2D supremacy! Expand
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  1. Feb 15, 2019
    100
    Good value for money coupled with some of the most gorgeous 2D hand drawn graphics on the market and new player accessibility make this fighter an exceptional buy.
  2. Mar 29, 2019
    90
    A definitive edition for the Central Fiction, lands on the Switch. And with it, most probably grabs the award for the best fighting game on the platform! It is a superb title you should not miss, if you are into the genre or simply want to give genre a chance.
  3. Apr 15, 2019
    90
    BlazBlue: Central Fiction clearly packs the ambition and quality to be one of the very best fighting games on the Nintendo Switch. Embodying the classic motto "Easy to learn, difficult to master", BlazBlue: Central Fiction makes the best of its variety of game modes, gorgeous art style and involving plot to deliver an unforgettable game that all Switch owners should keep in mind.
  4. Feb 13, 2019
    85
    BlazBlue Central Fiction Special Edition is undoubtedly a great fighting game with excellent gameplay, lots of content and game modes and many options for all types of players. If you are a fan of fighting games, you cannot miss it.
  5. Jul 29, 2019
    85
    The Switch already has a number of terrific fighting games, and Blazblue: CentralFiction Special Edition is certainly in the upper portion of that list. The more offense-minded system, along with the different control styles, make it great for fighting fans of all skill levels, and the deluge of modes means that it can take a very long time before you come close to exhausting it all. The best part is that relatively little gets sacrificed in the port, so there's nothing to reacclimate yourself should you decide to play this on multiple platforms. In short, CentralFiction is a must-have for fighting fans.
  6. 85
    The small player base online may be a good reason to hesitate on buying Central Fiction on Switch, but it is nevertheless a stellar fighting game to have on the go. This remains one of Arc System Works’ best releases, and with flawless performance in handheld mode it’s never been easier to take the fight with you to a friend’s house. Though you may have already picked up Cross Tag Battle last year, you’d still do well by checking out this fully-featured mainline entry. Central Fiction is the best BlazBlue has ever been, and this may be the right time to join the battle if you haven’t already.
  7. Jan 28, 2019
    70
    Other than porting BlazBlue: Central Fiction to Nintendo's platform, this seems to be minimum effort on Arc System Works' part. There isn't really anything special about this Special Edition, aside from including all past DLC in one package. Online lobbies have been removed, yet player-created rooms ensure this isn't too great of a problem. Despite this, it is still the same action-packed game that released two years ago, with a massive (if sometimes over the top and perplexing) anime story mode that befits the Switch's portable nature perfectly, with both dialogue scenes and battles looking just as gorgeous on the small screen as they do on the big one.

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